Tracing means “searching for signs of a disease among a specific population”. STAYAWAY COVID is a contact tracing application for COVID-19 that supports public health professionals examining signs of COVID-19 among previous contacts of a person confirmed as positive for the virus by the National Health Service.

In contrast to traditional screening – carried out by healthcare professionals since the first records of infectious diseases, who rely on the infected person’s information to identify possible close contacts – STAYAWAY COVID notifies potentially infected people anonymously, so they can seek support by the National Health System.

STAYAWAY COVID does not include or require any form of location: it focuses on tracing, rather that tracking!